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Ky. man charged with killing 2 in Tenn.

August 1st, 2014 5:32 pm by Associated Press

Police say he killed 58-year-old Dan Dowdy and 22-year-old Cody Dowdy late Wednesday at the Sugar Shack, which is located in Pickett County along the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.

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Rare summer relief for gasoline prices

Rare summer relief for gasoline prices

August 1st, 2014 5:40 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

August began with the lowest average gasoline price for this time of year since 2010. Just a few weeks ago, drivers were paying the highest gasoline July Fourth gasoline price in six years.

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Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M

Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M

August 1st, 2014 4:19 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The 2008 spill happened when a containment dike burst at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, releasing more than 5 million cubic yards of ash from a storage pond.

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Cease-fire between Israeal and Hamas unravels leaving 35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

Cease-fire between Israeal and Hamas unravels leaving 35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

August 1st, 2014 10:14 am by IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press; DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press

Israel and Hamas accused each other of breaking the cease-fire, which had been announced by the U.S. and the U.N. and took effect at 8:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) Friday. The fighting broke out less than two hours later.

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House GOP weighs new border bill after tea party opposition

House GOP weighs new border bill after tea party opposition

August 1st, 2014 10:12 am by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press; ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

House Republican leaders on Friday offered a revised, $694 million bill to address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to rank-and-file members, hoping the changes would sway reluctant conservatives.

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Alexander: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

Alexander: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

July 31st, 2014 9:20 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander pitched his re-election effort Thursday by selling the idea that a Republican-controlled Senate can put the clamps on President Barack Obama's executive power.

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Cop gets job back after blaming failed cocaine test on sex-aid cream

Cop gets job back after blaming failed cocaine test on sex-aid cream

July 31st, 2014 3:08 pm by By David Ovalle, The Miami Herald (MCT)

After Miami Beach Police Detective Reinaldo Casas tested positive for cocaine, he insisted that the drug had been unwittingly absorbed into his blood through an erection-enhancing cream he applied to his genitals. His defense worked.

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Immigration courts speed up children's cases

Immigration courts speed up children's cases

July 31st, 2014 3:07 pm by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

mmigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be

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Erwin woman allegedly urinates on tombstone, assaults police

Erwin woman allegedly urinates on tombstone, assaults police

July 31st, 2014 8:01 am by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

ERWIN — An Erwin woman who was arrested earlier this week for alleged unruly conduct in a local cemetery, which includes the desecration of a tombstone, is set to appear in court today.

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

July 30th, 2014 10:00 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.

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Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

July 30th, 2014 8:00 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

"Well, you should hear the whacko wing of the GOP," replied the person, whose name was blacked out by Camp's office. "The US is through; too many foreigners sucking the teat; time to hunker down, buy ammo and food, and prepare for the end."

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